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Da'Mon Blackshear

Bantamweight Division

12-4-0 (W-L-D)

4

Fight Win Streak

1

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

Da'Mon Blackshear

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Info

Learn more about Da'Mon Blackshear's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
United States
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Age
27
Height
70.00
Weight
148.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 13, 2022
Reach
72.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2016
     
  • One win by KO, eight by submission (Triangle, 5 RNC, arm triangle, guillotine)
     
  • One first round finish
     
  • On four-fight winning streak
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I’m a beast in the cage.”
     
  • Owns 2017 win over UFC vet Aalon Cruz
     
  • Also faced UFC vets Pat Sabatini and Kris Moutinho
     
  • Went 1-1 with UFC vet Tony Gravely as an amateur

UFC History
UFC on ESPN
(8/13/22): Debut

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting?
I’ve always had a passion and interest in fighting. I’d be in the neighborhood with my gloves and asking about technique. I joined a formal gym when I was 17. I really looked to it for a way to get me and my family out of poverty.
What ranks and titles have you held? CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Conflict MMA Featherweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? Myself. I am always working to get better, improve, and be the best I can be.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is proof of the hard work I’ve put in. This is my future.
What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve worked as a personal trainer – boxing class instructor, and when I lived in North Carolina I used to go on base and hold pads and help train.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won the Spartaka MMA Title and Battle in the South Title. I was 7-1 as an ammy with my only loss being against Tony Gravely in a rematch.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Whatever works in the moment
Favorite Striking technique: Whatever is open